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COVID-19 is taking a higher toll on women – shows UN Women Albania rapid assessment

Friday, July 10, 2020

The survey measured the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and how it affected the livelihoods of women and men. It shows that COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting women compared to men, and risks to deepen gender inequalities.

HeForShe Turkey invited all men to share responsibilities at home by saying: “Time to stand up for equality!”

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people across the world confined themselves to their homes. Gender inequalities, particularly for women in the home, are becoming increasingly apparent when it comes to housework and caring for children.

Explainer: How COVID-19 impacts women and girls

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Support to women in Serbia during COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Like everywhere in the world, women in Serbia are playing a disproportionate role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as frontline healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. Experience of other disease outbreaks shows that this care burden also increases their risk of infection. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, UN Women in Serbia is working hard to support different groups of women, ensure their equal voice in decision-making, and analyze COVID-19’s impact on women.

Colouring pack: Visualizing Generation Equality

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Looking for ways to raise a feminist or to keep your kids entertained in quarantine? Encourage the next generation of activists by making gender equality a creative learning activity. From sharing the care load to women taking charge, explore the world of Generation Equality with these printable colouring sheets for children of all ages.

Infographic: The Shadow Pandemic - Violence Against Women and Girls and COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions.

Welcome to Equiterra, where gender equality is real

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: We found a country that has achieved gender equality! In Equiterra all people have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their gender. Women and girls feel safe when walking at night. They get paid equally as men, for work of equal value. Men and women share chores and care duties at home, and they can access high quality care at affordable rates.

When the shutter sound becomes the voice of women: Light the Dark photography workshops and exhibitions

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Four university students from Colombia and Palestine met with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women in four different cities across Turkey to enable women to shine through Light the Dark photography workshops. At the workshops, language barriers were overcome through the common language of photography.

The Referral Mechanism against Domestic Violence in Albania

Friday, December 20, 2019

More than half of municipalities in Albania have a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence.

#Artivism for gender equality

Thursday, November 14, 2019

These 25 art pieces celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women`s rights. The art pieces were part of the #Artivism for Gender Equality exhibition, displayed during the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting from Geneva, on 29-30 October 2019. The art pieces highlight struggles for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caucasus and Central Asia countries. This exhibition was conceptualized by Women`s Major Group and UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.

Photo Essay: The story of Delal, an eight years journey from Syria to Turkey

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Escaping from the war in Syria, Delal Şubek moved to Turkey eight years ago together with her husband and five children. We met Delal at the UN Women`s SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center in Gaziantep in the southeast of Turkey, where she was taking vocational training. Together with Delal, we took a back-in-time journey to explore her eight years in Gaziantep-Turkey.

Infographic: End the stigma. Period.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about.

Synergy between institutions provides a better future for survivors of violence

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Esmeralda, Luisita and Vjola are active young women helping other women to have a life of dignity and freedom. They represent some of the institutions that are part of the Referral Mechanism in the municipality of Kamza, Albania.

Changing the Rules of the Game: Innovating the Way to Equality

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Across Europe and Central Asia, women are industry leaders, innovators, activists and social entrepreneurs. Each day, they bring their ideas and their hearts into transforming our world through the empowerment of women and girls. They are changing the ways business is conducted, cities are built, services are delivered. Their way is a smart, sustainable one, and in sharing some of their inspiring stories, we salute their ingenuity and courage.

Five innovations that have advanced women’s rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Left behind no more: UN Women addresses inequalities women face in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way.

Key results of the 16 Days of Activism campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Orange public bus has visited 8 towns during 16 days and traced the most frequently taken public transportation routes for eight hours per day, giving free rides to passengers while engaging them in a conversation with service providers about the elimination of violence against women.

Albania pioneers advancing women's participation in peace and security

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country.

Photo Essay: How gender-responsive budgeting is advancing gender equality in Albania

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader.

Photo Essay: One woman’s journey to find hope in Turkey, after escaping Syria

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Menal Suleyman, at the age of thirty, is a mother of three, a widow, and a refugee from Syria. Fleeing the violence in Syria, Suleyman has found a new life, and hope, in Turkey, assisted by the “SADA Women-only Centre”, a UN Women-led project in Gaziantep.

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